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Professional AC Repair and Replacement

AC Repair or AC Replacement? That is the Question!

Reliable, fast, trustworthy. We’re the HVAC contractors to call when you’ve got an air conditioner that isn’t working properly or not working at all! We’re here for you because we know beating the heat isn’t a luxury, it’s a need!

Best of all, working with us saves you money. That’s because we’ll always give an honest assessment of your air conditioner. We’ll look to make a repair before we urge you to buy a replacement.

Our promises to you:

  • We will always give you a 100% honest assessment of the status of your air conditioning system.
  • We will look for ways to save you money.
  • We will only recommend the best products in our industry.
  • We will explain every decision to your satisfaction.
  • As a Bryant authorized dealer we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Call 763-310-1408 today for your free estimate and evaluation!

How To Evaluate Your AC to Decide if You Should Repair or Replace It

Here are the key factors to consider when trying to decide if you should repair your air conditioning or replace it.

  • The age of your AC (if 15 years old or older it’s time to consider replacement)
  • Whether the system is leaking refrigerant (depending on the type of refrigerant it could make sense to replace especially if your system uses R-22)
  • The state of the compressor (compressors are very expensive – about half the cost of the AC is the compressor so it would make more sense to replace the entire unit vs. just the compressor)
  • Frequency of repairs (if your AC is being repaired every season or even every other season it might be time to consider replacing)
  • How energy-efficient your AC is (if your utility bills are through the roof in the summer months, a replacement might make sense)
  • Availability of credits and rebates.

The AC Assessment Formula

This is a general formula you can use that may help you decide if you should repair your air conditioning system or replace it.

The formula looks like this:

AC Age X Repair Cost = ?

If that number is equal to or greater to the cost of a new AC unit, then you should consider replacement. If the that number is less than the cost of a new AC unit, then a repair makes sense in most cases.

Let’s run an example.

Your air conditioner is 10 years old. The cost of the repair is going to be $300. Age x cost of the repair would be $3,000 (10 x $300). Your contractor tells you it will cost $4,000 to replace the unit with a new one. It will probably make sense to go with the repair in this case.

The Big Three Factors (that usually indicate time to replace)

There are a few instances where you will want to ignore any formula and just replace your AC regardless (in most cases anyway). They are:

  • The indoor coil is leaking
  • The compressor has failed
  • Your AC uses R-22 refrigerant

Leaking coils tend to ruin other parts of the AC quickly, and while we can temporarily fix the leak they tend to come back. The compressor is usually the first casualty when leaks occur. The compressor alone can cost up to $2000, so unless your AC is less than two years old it will never make sense to repair a failed compressor.

Then there’s the refrigerant issue. Older AC units use R-22, which is not as environmentally friendly and which is severely expensive since its supplies are dwindling as this refrigerant is being phased out. When we see an R-22 unit we’ll immediately recommend upgrading you to an R-410a unit instead. And believe us, this will save you money over the long-term. It can cost as much as $900 or more to replenish your AC’s R-22 supply versus a few hundred to replenish a R-410a supply!

Energy bills sky-high?

A high energy bill during the summer months usually means your air conditioner unit isn’t very energy-efficient. If that’s the case, investing in a newer, Energy Star AC is better both for you and for the environment. You may also qualify for utility rebates by upgrading to a higher efficiency unit.

The issue may also be the AC unit wasn’t installed very well in the first place, or was the wrong size for your home in the first place. This will affect the efficiency of your AC system.

Call us at 763-310-1408 for a free estimate today!

We’ll come out and assess your AC system and help you determine which option is best for you – AC repair or AC replacement.

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Our customers speak for us

Lauren Kunz
Lauren Kunz
Air-It installed my heating system and thermostat communicating extremely well and promptly as I was away on business for the majority of the installation! They did a great job and worked with me and my parents to get the job done and scheduled the inspection as well. Thanks for keeping the place warm!
Clay Sweet
Clay Sweet
Air-it installed a garage heater mid-winter at our new home. They were very price competitive and performed good work. Before the bid, they took the time to discuss exactly what we wanted, and what was needed to provide the best outcome. They provided timely updates on when they could perform the work, right down to expected arrival time. They came prepared and accomplished the installation in a very cold garage and colder outside environment in what seemed to us a short window of time. After the installation, there was a good walkdown and tutorial on operation of the new unit. The clean up was great, with nothing left for us to tidy up. Very happy with our warm garage! Kelli and Clay Columbus, MN
Robin Stahl
Robin Stahl
I called Air-it for an estimate to replace my aging furnace. I needed a quick response as the existing furnace was having issues. Jason got back to me quickly and was out to look over the situation. This was not going to be a straightforward replacement due to very limited space and existing access issues. I received other bids and Jason was the only one who presented me with a creative solution that left me with a fully accessible furnace. The install was tricky and adjustments needed to be made but Jason and Ethan stuck with it and got the job done. I am very happy with my new Bryant furnace. Thank you and I highly recommend Air-it!
Debra Kreatz
Debra Kreatz
The installation went very good. It was done in a timely professional manner. We are really happy about our new furnaces & our humidifier. We haven't used the a/c yet but anticipate that it will work great also.
William Esko
William Esko
Very professional team! Great services and cost was far below other contractors that we had come out. Highly recommend.
Deanna Kreatz
Deanna Kreatz
Super responsive! Our furnace was leaking, called that morning and they were out at 3pm. Needed to order a part and was back the next day and final repair completed within 24 hours. The entire process is how it should happen but sadly with others we have used does not!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Larry Kreatz
Larry Kreatz
Air It Indoor was dependable, on time, and had our furnace repaired in two days. They did a great job and I would highly recommend them.
Peter Robb
Peter Robb
Great job as always. Updated me regarding condition of furnace and boiler- also adjusted vents to improve efficiency. I strongly recommend them.
Tracey Anderson
Tracey Anderson
Jason does great work! He goes over & above, keeping us in loop from job estimate to finished product offerung add'l info & suggestions along the way. His attention to detail is spot on & I would refer Air-It Indoor Comfort to any of my family or friends!!
Derek Anderson
Derek Anderson
Jason did a great job from start to finish and made sure we were completely satisfied I would highly recommend him to friends and family he will be my first call if anything else comes up